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For iPad, the goal has always been somewhat paradoxical: to create a device that’s immensely powerful, yet so thin and light you almost forget it’s there. A device that helps you do amazing things, without ever getting in your way. iPad Air 2 is all that. And then some.
To create the astonishingly thin silhouette of iPad Air 2, the Retina display was redesigned, fusing what had been three layers into one. Not only did this make the display thinner, it made it better, with more vivid colours and greater contrast. Then an anti-reflective coating was added, giving iPad Air 2 one of the least reflective displays of any tablet in the world.
Not only is iPad Air 2 thinner, it’s also a lot more powerful. The A8X chip was designed to deliver substantially better CPU and graphics performance than its predecessor. In fact, with its 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is as powerful as many personal computers. It’s power efficient too, with a 10-hour battery life that lets you work, play, surf and shop all day long. 1
iPad Air 2 comes with breakthrough Touch ID technology. It gives you an unprecedented level of security because it uses nature’s most perfect password: your fingerprint. So with just one touch, you can instantly unlock your iPad Air 2. But Touch ID goes beyond that. You can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.
The iSight camera in iPad Air 2 delivers advanced optics, an improved sensor and a powerful Apple-designed image signal processor. There are features like panorama, time-lapse videos, slo-mo, and burst and timer modes. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned too, with an improved sensor and larger pixels for even better low-light performance. The upshot? All your photos and videos — and video calls2 and selfies — look incredible. 2
Wi-Fi on iPad Air 2 is fast — more than twice as fast as the previous generation — so downloading films and streaming videos take less time. And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model is equipped with faster, more advanced 4G LTE technology.3 In addition, the cellular model lets you choose from a variety of carriers and flexible short-term plans. So you can make fast connections, even when you’re on the go.
iPad Air 2 comes with powerful apps for the things you do every day, like surfing the web, checking email, editing movies and photos, writing reports and reading books. And there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the App Store, designed specifically for the large Retina display (instead of being stretched-out phone apps). So whether it’s photography, gaming, travelling or managing your finances, you’ll find an app that will help you do it better.
iPad Air 2 runs iOS 10, the most advanced, intuitive, and secure mobile operating system in the world. With enhanced apps and features like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture, iOS 10 lets you multitask in powerful yet simple ways. Whether you’re checking messages while answering email or creating a presentation while watching the big game, iOS 10 helps you get more out of iPad than ever before.
Protect every pixel of iPad Air 2 with a Smart Cover or Smart Case.4 Available in seven bright colours, the Smart Cover is made from durable polyurethane. The Smart Case, in rich aniline-dyed leather, protects both the front and back of your iPad.